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    SCOTUS blog: DOMA Unconstitutional

    Quote Originally Posted by head of joaquin View Post
    Well, obviously not completely since the states can't discriminate based on race or religion in marriage laws. You can't have a law that doesn't allow Catholics to marry protestants or blacks to marry whites.

    The issue is can they discriminate based on gender/sexual orientation. This will eventually be clarified and conservatives will lose again, as they always have on issues that move this nation forward.
    I agree with you. I'm simply pointing out that the decision - at least in syllabus which is all I read - notes that states regulate marriage and that for purposes of Federal law the government must respect that definition.
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    Re: SCOTUS blog: DOMA Unconstitutional

    Quote Originally Posted by Gaius46 View Post
    I agree with you. I'm simply pointing out that the decision - at least in syllabus which is all I read - notes that states regulate marriage and that for purposes of Federal law the government must respect that definition.
    If you're saying, it's a separate issue, I agree. But it's only a matter of time before a good case for an equal protection decision makes its way to the SC and they actually rule on it, and not other issues.

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    Re: DOMA unconstitutional. 5-4 decision.

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    The question remains ... what rights don't you have that everyone else does have?
    the question has been answered
    again all the deflections aside theres no logical reason to assume forced marriage lol
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    Re: SCOTUS blog: DOMA Unconstitutional

    Quote Originally Posted by head of joaquin View Post
    If you're saying, it's a separate issue, I agree. But it's only a matter of time before a good case for an equal protection decision makes its way to the SC and they actually rule on it, and not other issues.
    We have been waiting since 1868 (the passing of the 14th amendment) for that to happen, or maybe only since 1967 if you consider Loving v. Virginia so broad as to add "sexual orientation" or "strong personal preference" to the things prohibited for use in discrimination under the law.
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    Re: SCOTUS blog: DOMA Unconstitutional

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    We have been waiting since 1868 (the passing of the 14th amendment) for that to happen, or maybe only since 1967 if you consider Loving v. Virginia so broad as to add "sexual orientation" or "strong personal preference" to the things prohibited for use in discrimination under the law.
    Well, take heart. Gays are no longer in the shadows of American society and they will hopefully pursue this to its obvious conclusion -- acceptance of gay rights in every realm, as is appropriate for a great democracy like ours.

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    SCOTUS blog: DOMA Unconstitutional

    Quote Originally Posted by head of joaquin View Post
    If you're saying, it's a separate issue, I agree. But it's only a matter of time before a good case for an equal protection decision makes its way to the SC and they actually rule on it, and not other issues.
    Yes, that's what I'm saying. And I agree with you.
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    Re: DOMA unconstitutional. 5-4 decision.

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    This is a sad day for the nation.
    The KKK said the same thing in 1967.
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    Re: SCOTUS blog: DOMA Unconstitutional

    Late as ever, I'm just so damned pleased by DOMA's effective demise that I wanted to pop in and say, "Yay!!!!"


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    Re: SCOTUS blog: DOMA Unconstitutional

    Quote Originally Posted by head of joaquin View Post
    Well, take heart. Gays are no longer in the shadows of American society and they will hopefully pursue this to its obvious conclusion -- acceptance of gay rights in every realm, as is appropriate for a great democracy like ours.
    What does that even mean? Do you think that this rainbow parade will muster enough popular support for a constitutional amendment including equal protection based on sexual orientation or strong personal preferences or simply add to the number of states that alter their marriage laws to include SSM?
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    Re: SCOTUS blog: DOMA Unconstitutional

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    Late as ever, I'm just so damned pleased by DOMA's effective demise that I wanted to pop in and say, "Yay!!!!"

    You're not the only one! Bye bye doma! And as a Californian I am especially happy to say the same to prop 8.

    Even emoticons support marriage equality.
    <----- clearly homosexuals
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